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University of Warwick
Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies


Address Coventry, CV4 7AL, England
Tel. No. +44(0) 2476 523655
Fax No. +44(0) 2476 524468
E-mail address
Courses Taught Courses:
  • MA/Diploma in Translation Studies
  • MA/Diploma in British Cultural Studies
  • MA in Modern British Studies
  • MA in Comparative Literary Theory
  • MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures in English
  • 10 Week Certificate in Translation Studies, British Cultural Studies, British Cultural Studies and English language Teaching.
    Research Degrees:
  • MPhil and PhD degrees in all areas listed above and in Comparative Cultural Studies.
  • Length of course(s) MA and Diploma: 12 months full time, 24 months part time.
    PhD: three years full time, four years part time.
    Date of Commencement MA and Diploma from October.
    Certificates from either October or January.
    MPhil/PhD – any time of the year.
    Class size Seminar groups 3-15. Each student receives individual tuition.
    Student accommodation The University offers a whole range of student accommodation including en-suite accommodation with telephone and Internet connection.
    Cost / Fees UK/EU students:
    MA/Diploma full time 3510, part time 1500
    MPhil/PhD full time 2610, part time 800
    Overseas students:
    MA/Diploma full time 6795, part time 3398
    MPhil/PhD, as above
    The listed sums are valid for 1999, and refer to one year of tuition.
    Student grants / Financial assistance The University has a whole range of grants available.
    Course director Dr Piotr Kuhiwczak
    Admission requirements A good First degree in a relevant subject is required. English language test results: IELTS 6,5, TOEFL 600-620. Good pre-sessional English language courses are available.
    National / Overseas students 40/60
    Men / Women 40/60
    Age range 18 – 45
    Contact person for application Mrs Janet Bailey, Secretary


    Course/Program description

    All MA courses are a combination of compulsory core courses, option courses and a dissertation, the topic of which is decided during the year through discussions between students and their supervisors. Students are also expected to attend methodology and research skills sessions in terms one and two and special guest lectures throughout the year.

    About the University

    The Centre has a long established international reputation in interdisciplinary and cultural studies, with special focus on translation and cultural transfer. The Warwick approach to translation and comparative studies focuses primarily on questions of intercultural transfer processes. The unique feature of the Warwick programme is the integration of interdisciplinary elements, which enables students to feel a strong sense of belonging to a coherent group of scholars.

    The University of Warwick is currently ranked among the top half dozen UK universities for research quality, while The Times Good University Guide of 1995, 1996 and 1998 rated it as one of the UK’s top five universities overall.

    Prominent academic publications

    *Professor Susan Bassnett, is a world authority in translation studies.

    *Professor Germaine Greer joined the Centre in 1998. Her newest book is entitled The Whole Woman.

    *Professor David Dabydeen is an academic and a writer. His recent novel A Harlot’s Progress has received a lot of critical attention.

    *Dr Jane Stevenson is a specialist in Classics, but her first volume of short stories has been published in 1999 by Jonathan Cape.

    *Dr John Gilmore is a specialist in Caribbean studies, and his edition of James Granger’s poems will be published next year by Athlone Press.

    *Dr Piotr Kuhiwczak’s book Successful Polish-English Translation has gone into second edition. Now he is preparing a textbook for studying translation and translation studies.

    *Dr Joanne Collie has translated the works of the French philosopher Luce Irigaray, and recently has published in the field of using literature in the teaching of English language.

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